Extreme danger’: PAGASA records highest heat index of 55° in Pangasinan

Published June 6, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Liezle Basa Inigo

The Pangasinan Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office said it was the highest heat index recorded in the province this year, with the maximum recorded temperature of . 55° and percent humidity.

( Pangasinan PDRRMO/MANILA BULLETIN)
( Pangasinan PDRRMO/MANILA BULLETIN)

The Provincial Health Office (PHO) here has advised the public to take precautionary measures against suffering heat stroke, which, it warned could be fatal.

PHO Head Dr. Anna De Guzman said despite the scorching temperature, no case of heatstroke was reported in the province.

The sweltering heat across the country persisted as the heat index readings reached dangerous to extremely dangerous levels in some Luzon-based PAGASA monitoring stations.

Heat index is the measurement of how hot it really feels when relative humidity is factored in with the actual air temperature. It is higher by at least two to three degrees Celsius from the actual air temperature.

Expect “danger” if the heat factor is between 41 and 54 degrees Celsius as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are likely, while heat stroke is probable with continued activity.

De Guzman advised the public to avoid direct sunlight exposure from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and suggested the use of head gear like hats and umbrellas if staying outdoors cannot be avoided.

People must stay hydrated by drinking at least 10 glasses of water daily and avoiding intake of coffee, tea, soda, and alcohol.

Signs of heat exhaustion may include warm and flushed skin, faintness, dizziness, weakness, headache, very high fever, rapid heartbeat, convulsion, and unconsciousness.

 
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